Category: Learning

GCU Leads Local Students on Academic Hunt for the Jersey Devil

Lakewood Middle School students worked with the Georgian Court University library to explore  research techniques and find valid information on the famed and elusive Jersey Devil.

Lakewood Middle School students worked with the Georgian Court University library to explore  research techniques and fi...

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Class Act: GCU Alumna One of NJ’s Top Student Teachers

Georgian Court alumna Charlee Bassillo was awarded The New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award following a successful stint at student teaching at Howell High School during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.

Ms. Bassillo spent those semesters teaching English courses at Howell High School, including 9th grade Honors English I, 10th grade Academic English II, and 12th grade Academic English IV.

Upon graduating from Georgian Court summa cum laude in the spring of 2014 with an English degree, she was offered a full-time position as an English teacher at Howell High School.

Georgian Court alumna Charlee Bassillo was awarded The New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award following a succes...

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Georgian Court Summer Camp Helps Kindergarteners Improve Literacy

Georgian Court University’s School of Education has teamed with the Lakewood School District to provide a literacy based summer camp in a fun summer environment for rising first graders as part of the Lakewood Together program. The partnership, which covers a range of focused, smaller efforts as well, is entering its third year.

Georgian Court University’s School of Education has teamed with the Lakewood School District to provide a literacy based...

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Georgian Court’s New International Collaboration Center

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In May, Georgian Court cut the ribbon on its International Collaboration Center, a high-tech meeting and collaborative classroom that allowed GCU students to conduct research with business students in London, a professor in Tanzania, and high school students throughout Poland, El Salvador, Brazil and Taiwan. Faculty are looking forward to using the center’s capabilities to share in presentations and explore current research with their international peers, especially in subject areas like psychology, business, and even autism education.

        In May, Georgian Court cut the ribbon on its International Collaboration Center, a high-tech meeting and collabo...

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Georgian Court University Hosts Science, Math Programs for Girls

GCU and corporate partners cultivate next generation of STEM fans

Give a girl and problem and she’s likely to solve it—especially if she happens to be one of several participants in Georgian Court University’s recent STEM programs for young women in middle and high school. The university just wrapped its 2014 GIST (Girls Involved in Science and Technology) program, which drew about 32 students in 6th-12th grades for a week of chemistry, math, aeronautics, forensics, and more. 

“This is all about making learning fun,” said Dr. Sarita Nemani, a mathematician and chair of Georgian Court’s department of mathematics. “Even when students are working with sticks to evaluate triangles, they don’t realize they are really re-thinking everything they already know about geometry. The same goes for participants taking a hike across campus; they’re learning about the heart and about biology.”

GCU and corporate partners cultivate next generation of STEM fans Give a girl and problem and she's likely to solve it--...

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Georgian Court University Research Aims to Improve the Environment

Dr. Prasad Lakkaraju and four GCU students are researching ways to convert carbon dioxide into non-harmful chemicals and fuels

 

 

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As problems associated with global warming persist, a Georgian Court University professor and chemistry students are cautiously working to find solutions. Their approach? Look for efficient ways to convert carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels that cause no harm to the environment.

Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide has been a result of the industrial revolution and the consumption of fossil and bio-fuels from human activity has resulted in a surge of carbon dioxide production into the atmosphere, GCU Associate Professor of Chemistry Prasad Lakkaraju, Ph.D., explains.

Now, Dr. Lakkaraju and four GCU students are conducting experiments that will, hopefully, better the environment in coming years.

Dr. Prasad Lakkaraju and four GCU students are researching ways to convert carbon dioxide into non-harmful chemicals and...

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GCU Hosts Equal Opportunity Fund Celebration Honoring High-Achievers

New Jersey’s Equal Opportunity Fund—At the Intersection of Access and Success

LAKEWOOD, NJ—More than 760 students from across the state were recognized at the 2014 EOF Graduate Awards Ceremony, held at Georgian Court University, as New Jersey’s Equal Opportunity Fund honored the students’ hard work, tenacity and academic achievements.

“This is a day of grand celebration,” said New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks. “Education is a great equalizer and a great justice-maker. These students have pushed through against the odds.”

LAKEWOOD, NJ—More than 760 students from across the state were recognized at the 2014 EOF Graduate Awards Ceremony, held...

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